“Deep Waters: Lift Your Gaze” is about hope. It is a beacon of light to those who are going through difficult times. This Christian non-fiction book is unique: it combines solid biblical teaching, sweet prophetic poems, and powerful intercessory prayers for the reader. It also provides the rare opportunity for personal reflection through each chapter’s application questions and accompanying prayer journal.
The first section unpacks the nature of trials: we all experience them, each one is unique, and no one is exempt from them. This portion dives into the common questions of “why me?” and “why are trials so hard?” It unveils the hard truths that sometimes God doesn’t remove the season of suffering from his children. Instead, he gives us enough grace to joyfully rise above our tribulations and praise him in advance of our physical deliverance.
The reasons we experience trials are covered in the next section. Sometimes we endure a season of difficulty because we have made mistakes, been a victim of betrayal, or experienced a loss, illness, or even death. This book provides solace in knowing that God is with us during our darkest storms and will never leave us or forsake us, despite our circumstances.
The third section gives us a specific framework on how to biblically respond to affliction. It reminds us to look to our God, who goes ahead of us in our battles, fights for us, and tells us which armor to don. This segment also provides practical strategies to lift our gaze to our God, and not focus on our enemy or agony.
Lastly, regardless of the reasons, situation, or our pain, “Deep Waters: Lift Your Gaze” helps us lift our gaze to our greatest need—access to a holy God through the cross of Jesus Christ. Everything else, including our agony, pales in comparison. This book is a neon sign pointing to God as our source for hope during trials. As we permit his peace to reign in our hearts, we can lift our gaze to our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ and experience his joy in amid our trials.
|Publisher:||Deep Waters Books|
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About the Author
Kim has extensive experience in leadership training, personal mentoring, facilitating bible studies, college marketing courses instruction, public speaking, and time management techniques. She has worked in sales, marketing and or management with Fortune 500 companies such as Neiman Marcus, Merck Pharmaceuticals, and Digital Equipment Corp. as well as expanding startups and mission-based organizations. She actively serves as a bible teacher, leadership trainer, and group leader within her church. She was the Administrator of a large humanitarian-based child sponsorship organization, where she organized successful fund-raising events, medical and construction short-term mission trips, and the care of close to 1,000 AIDS orphans in four program locations in Africa. Her passions for missions placed her on a mission board which oversaw funding for over 60 mission world-wide mission organizations and missionaries.
Kim has had extensive teaching and lecturing experience as an Adjunct Marketing Instructor at Goldey-Beacom College for several years. She has earned her Master of Science Degree in Business in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications from Towson State University.
She enjoys putting her expertise in leadership, mentoring, and public speaking to good use as she trains audiences of thousands around the country, college students, as well as teaching and leading bible studies in her church.
Kim, her husband and children reside in Florida and enjoy serving in the local church, bible studies, playing in the pool, and family sporting activities and events.
Table of Contents
Section I The Nature of Trials 1
Foretaste: Deep Waters 3
Chapter1 Lift Your Gaze 15
Chapter 2 Why Me? 37
Chapter 3 I AM in the Fire 59
Section II Reasons for Trials 77
Chapter 4 Eyes on God 79
Chapter 5 Do You Trust Me? 99
Chapter 6 THe WAters will Not Overtake Your 121
Chapter 7 I Know Your Pain 143
Chapter 8 Amazing Grace 165
Section III Our Response 185
Chapter 9 Know Who Firghts for You 187
Chapter 10 The Whole Armor of God 211
Chapter 11 Down to the Dregs 241
Section IV Our Greatest Need 259
Chapter 12 Why Jesus 261
Chapter 13 The Cross 279
Chapter 14 The Throne Room 299
Chapter 16 Conclusion 317